Meet The Team: Jonathan Hansen

November 28, 2008
Jonathan was a founding student of CSU Monterey Bay where he studied International Relations, Global Economics and Computer Science. Though he wanted to work in international politics and only studied...
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Thanksgiving is National Family History Day

November 27, 2008
This is a repeat of a post we ran back in September. While you’re sitting around the table with your loved ones, don’t forget that it’s National Family History Day!...
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SNPwatch: Combination of Genetics and High Blood Sugar May Mean Extra Heart Disease Risk for Diabetics

November 25, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Past DNA Day Essays Reveal Student Misconceptions About Genetics

November 25, 2008
For many people, the first and last place they will ever study genetics is high school biology class. So it is crucial that these classes prepare people to deal with...
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DNA Day Essay Contest 2009

November 24, 2008
Even though there are still 152 days to go until DNA Day 2009, it’s never too early for high school students to start thinking about next year’s essay contest. The...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variant Linked to Drinking Intensity in Alcoholics

November 21, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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23andMe Community Now Includes User-to-User Messaging

November 21, 2008
Yesterday the 23andMe team launched the much-requested user-to-user communication feature, which will allow you to exchange messages directly with your 23andMe connections and other searchable community members. Here’s how it...
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An Unpredictable Plot: The Debut of a New Ancestry Feature

November 20, 2008
You’ve heard the family legends – or maybe you haven’t. Now 23andMe has a new ancestry feature that can show you what your genes have to say about where your...
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Diabetes Risk and Genetics: Keep Getting Those Checkups and Watch Your Weight

November 19, 2008
Recent genetic discoveries have taught researchers a lot about type 2 diabetes, and identified particular genetic variants that can influence a person’s risk of developing the condition. But two studies...
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A Family that Lived Together and Died Together

November 19, 2008
About 4,600 years ago, in northern Germany, a small village buried 13 of its residents.   The deceased ranged in age from less than a year to nearly 60 years...
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